By Elliot Heis
Cal Poly’s men’s soccer team went into overtime in both games on
the road, beating San Francisco State, 3-2 OT, and splitting the
points with Cal State Monterey Bay, 1-1 2OT.
“We spent the whole weekend coming back.” Broncos head Coach
Lance Thompson said.
The results give Cal Poly a 6-6-1 record overall, 4-5-1 in
The Broncos came from behind in both games, showing focus and
determination to not give up when falling behind.
In San Francisco, Cal Poly went down by two goals after 22
minutes, but held it together to tie the game at the end of
The Broncos halved the Gators’ lead with a goal from senior
midfielder Rigo Cardenas in the 72nd minute, off a delivery from
sophomore defender Russell Vernon.
The Broncos made the scoring sheet again in the 80th minute when
junior forward Tyler Reinhart broke through the defenses and buried
Reinhart delivered a second goal in overtime off a ball from
senior midfielder Marc Glogowsky.
In Monterey Bay the Broncos were scored on in just the second
minute, but held their composure and out-shot the Otters 17-8, with
the tying goal scored in the 50th minute.
“We gave up a goal in the second minute today, and came roaring
back,” Thompson said.
Senior forward Kevin Ramirez scored the equalizer for Cal Poly
off a pass from Reinhart.
After conceding goals in the first five minutes of both games,
the Broncos had to play from behind all weekend; testing their
mental strength to their credit.
“It showed a lot of character and resilience of the squad to get
the 4 points on the road,” Thompson said. “Especially against these
two teams; they’re strong opponents so we come back with our heads
high and we’ll get ready for Stanislaus on Tuesday.”
Thompson is more than pleased with the resilience the Broncos
have been showing this season.
“The beauty of it is they realize they have total control of
what they think, and the effort that they put out,” Thompson
“They have the choice to work hard and not worry about the
things they can’t control.”
Although a team’s direction and success reflects the actions of
a coach, Thompson credits the players for staying disciplined on
“They don’t let things bother them,” Thompson said. “They have
no control over the weather, or the calls made. They’re creating
that, they’re doing a great job of that.”
The Broncos return home to face Cal State Stanislaus Friday and
Chico State Sunday before the team’s last road trip.
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Men even out overall record on road
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